If nominated and confirmed, Sonny Perdue will take charge of the USDA, an agency with nearly 100,000 employees and a $150 billion budget.
Some members of Congress say the "milk" label on food is legally reserved for only one beverage source: cows.
The vote puts in place a transition plan to remove GMO corn and sugar beets from public land within the next 5 years.
A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.
A few years ago, more than 40 percent of U.S. cotton exports ended up in China. Last year, it was down to 6 percent.
It was an unseasonably warm December in some parts of the Midwest. What does that mean for farmers?
Seed companies have poured billions into biotech soybeans and corn that raises more grain with less water. Now, there’s a push to grow wheat research.
Imagine your fancy multi-vitamin goes generic. Then the local university adds in extra vitamins that are particularly important for people living in your area.
Our appetite for meat, which began growing exponentially in the U.S. after World War II, is one of the reasons farmers in the Midwest grow so much corn.
By the time 2050 comes around, the meat on your plate may not be that different, but the story of how it got there could be.
American cookbooks throughout the years, with Vivian Halloran. Pickled golden beets. And, giving farmers incentives to think about conservation when they farm.
American farmers are the world’s largest soybean exporters and China is the largest buyer. If that market collapsed it would trigger a global decline in prices.
The USDA is predicting the largest single-year drop in farm income since 1983. The irony is, some farmers are seeing the best crop they’ve ever grown.
The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.
Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.
Last month was the wettest June since 1895, causing many fields to flood.
For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.
Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. It’s actually a complicated program sought by sustainable agriculture advocates.
Crop insurance, which is heavily subsidized with public money, is meant to function as the main farm support program.
Many food companies are seeking certification that their products don’t have any genetically modified ingredients, and not just brands in the health food aisle.